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Ed Lamb and Jake Richards deliver training on contemporary topics in complex private law children cases

On 11th of May, Ed Lamb and Jake Richards delivered training on contemporary topics in complex private law children cases to Osbornes Law.

Jake Richards discussed recent updates in fact-finding and practical tips on running complex fact findings in private children cases.

Edward Lamb published in leading legal publications

Edward Lamb has recently had 2 articles published in leading legal publications:

In the recent April 2022 edition of the Journal of Personal Injury Law, Edward discusses issues relating to capacity in injury litigation. The article can be found here.


A salutary reminder of Part 36 cost consequences – MRA v The Education Fellowship Limited [2022] EWHC 1069 (QB)

The Claimant, with ASD and ADHD diagnoses, claimed for damages for historic child abuse by a teacher employed by the Defendant. The teacher was prosecuted and sentenced to prison.

The judgment concerns the cost consequences following from the Claimant’s acceptance of a…

Mr Vincent Allan Williams

It is with overwhelming sadness and regret that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Vincent Williams. 

Vincent was a much loved and admired Member of Chambers. He was highly regarded by opponents, Judges and clients alike. He was…

Ali Ali sentenced to a whole life order for murder of Sir David Amess MP. Tom Little QC leading Jonathan Polnay of 5KBW for the Prosecution

Following a trial at the Old Bailey before Mr Justice Sweeney in which Tom Little QC led for the Prosecution Ali Ali was convicted on 11th April 2022 of the murder of Sir David Amess MP. The defendant had tricked his way…

Tom Little QC represents DPP in Court of Appeal in a Family case relating to the privilege against self-incrimination and disclosure to the Police and CPS

The Lord Chief Justice this morning handed down judgment in P (Children) (Disclosure)  [2022] EWCA Civ 495 in which the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) refused an appeal relating to an application made by a Father in private law proceedings. That application…


The members of 9 Gough Chambers and 1 Chancery Lane have agreed to merge to form a new set that will be known as 5 Norwich Street.

Once the merger is completed in the Autumn, all members and staff from 1 Chancery…

Substantial sentences follow successful EncroChat prosecution

James Thacker, leading Emilie Morrison, successfully prosecuted 5 defendants for the purchase and distribution of at least 89kg of high purity cocaine between March and June 2020 and the laundering of at least £3.5m. The Organised Criminal Network (‘OCN’) was headed by…

Madeleine Miller and Louise Thomson join Chambers as Tenants

We are delighted to announce that Madeleine Miller and Louise Thomson have accepted offers of tenancy at 9 Gough Chambers.

Madeleine and Louise join us on successful completion of their pupillages. We welcome them and wish them the best for their careers…

Max Melsa successfully obtains judgment for Claimant following Defendant raising automatism

Max Melsa represented the Claimant in a claim for personal injury within which the Defendant raised the unusual defence of automatism. 

The defence, which requires the Defendant to show on the balance of probabilities that the Defendant’s actions were wholly involuntary,…

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